HUD’s Human Touch

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Home / Daily Dose / HUD’s Human Touch Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Buyers Disaster Homeowners HOUSING HUD Hurricane 2018-10-16 Radhika Ojha The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas.  Print This Post Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Over the past few weeks, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has reached out to people who are affected by its programs and services in various ways. On Tuesday, the department launched a photo blog called Humans of HUD that showcases the stories of some of America’s most vulnerable populations that the department has served to help them achieve their dream of homeownership.The blog also makes this point through its collection of photos and stories that, according to HUD, are part of an ongoing conversation with everyday Americans who “are working to overcome homelessness, drug addiction, natural disasters, among other challenges.”“Humans of HUD exhibits the best part of our agency – the people we serve through our programs, grants, and initiatives,” Secretary Ben Carson said. “This is storytelling at its core. People have really opened up to us in a way that brings new meaning and purpose to our work at HUD.”The series which will be featured regularly on HUD’s social media channels contains personal portraits and interviews of these people.More recently, the agency announced disaster assistance for homeowners impacted by Hurricane Michael in Florida and Secretary Benjamin Carson, visited Wilmington to take a look at the impact of Hurricane Florence in the region.Driving home the point Carson said, “We work for the people, the people don’t work for us. The best way to actually work for the people is to see what the people are doing, to hear from the people themselves.”He was visiting the region along with Alex Acosta, Secretary of the Department of Labor, Sen. Richard Burr (NC), Sen. Thom Tillis (NC), and Congressman David Rouzer (NC-7).HUD has also awarded $47 million in grants for housing counseling to help approximately 1 million households find housing, make more informed housing choices or keep their current home.Read more about HUD’s grants and initiatives:After Hurricane Michael’s Landfall …Helping Americans Keep Their Homes Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago HUD’s Human Touch October 16, 2018 1,427 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Home Maintenance and Hurricanes Next: Are Inventory Woes Impacting Rental Prices? Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: Buyers Disaster Homeowners HOUSING HUD Hurricane Subscribelast_img read more

Mother of Casey Goodson Jr. demands justice as FBI opens investigation into fatal police shooting

first_imgFamily of Casey GoodsonBy HALEY YAMADA, ABC News(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — The family of Casey Goodson Jr. is calling for justice after the 23-year-old was shot dead while entering his home on Dec. 4 in Columbus, Ohio.Goodson was fatally shot by Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputy Jason Meade, but the details of what led up to the shooting differ between the authorities and Goodson’s family. Meade, who had been taking part in an unsuccessful search for a fugitive along with the U.S. Marshal’s Office, said Goodson — who was not the target of the search — waived a gun at him when he drove by his police car. Meade confronted Goodson outside his home and he refused to drop his gun, U.S. Marshal Peter Tobin said at a press conference last Friday.But Goodson’s family said he was returning from a dentist appointment and had a Subway sandwich in his hand, according to family co-counsel Sean L. Walton.“Casey had the screen door open and his keys in the door and Deputy Jason Meade fired shots at Casey,” Walton told ABC News Prime Tuesday. “He fell into the house, where he lay in his kitchen.”Goodson’s mother, Tamala Payne, told ABC News Prime that she was at work when she heard her son had been shot.“[Meade] took an oath to serve and protect and clearly that’s not what he does. … Therefore, I want justice for my son,” Payne told ABC News.“My 5-year-old called me, crying and screaming, ‘Mommy, Casey just got shot,’” said Payne, who added that the child witnessed Goodson’s death.Police said a gun was found at the scene, but Goodson’s family said he was a legal gun owner.According to a statement released by the Columbus Police Department, many facts about the incident will remain unknown until the investigation is completed. The Columbus Police Department is investigating the shooting, since the sheriff’s office does not look into fatal shootings by its own deputies.There is no police video of the shooting, since Franklin County Sheriff’s task force officers are not issued body cameras.Meade is a 17-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, but had been permanently assigned to work with the U.S. Marshal’s Office, according to Columbus ABC affiliate WSYX-TV.“What I believe in my heart happened is that Casey was murdered in cold blood for being a Black man,” said Payne. “[The deputy] deserves to be in jail. He deserves to prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”“The deputy sheriff’s office and whoever else is involved needs to take proper steps in ensuring that their deputies are trained properly,” she added.Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown tweeted on Monday that Goodson was “yet another young Black man who should be alive today” and called for a full investigation into his death.“We stand with Sen. Brown in saying that this is unfortunately another Black life lost, but it has to stop,” Walton told ABC News Live. “Casey enjoyed exercising his right to carry a gun, and we are not sure what happened that day, but no allegations of wrongdoing have been made. Casey was a law-abiding citizen.”On Tuesday, U.S. Attorney David M. DeVilliers announced that the U.S. attorney’s office and FBI will review Goodson’s death.The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, the Cincinnati division of the FBI and the Columbus Police Department will review whether any federal civil rights laws were violated, according to a statement.DeVilliers said the federal authorities will “take appropriate action if the evidence indicates any federal civil rights laws were violated.”“The family is demanding an immediate answer as to what happened that caused the deputy to choose to take Casey’s life,” said Walton.Payne said that she will continue to be her son’s voice throughout the process.“My son, as I’ve stated a thousand times, was an amazing little boy. And he was still a little boy because he is always going to be my baby,” said Payne. “Just knowing that Jason Meade took his voice, he no longer has one. Therefore, I am his voice and I know that I have to be his voice. … I have to stand up for my son because, if I don’t, no one else will.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more